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Piece sets


Playing chess in the club continues via email.

Some of the players in the club uses the graphical format below to receive their opponents' moves. Others use plain text messages, others use PGN.

This page is for those who use the html message format, instead of plain text and PGN. (These settings can be changed anytime by the players). For players using the html format, the server generates the changed game diagram after each move in html format.
Using an html compliant email client or web service is necessary to use this feature. All the modern email clients support displaying standard html messages. Players who use an email client that doesn't support html message format won't be able to use this feature. They receive their opponents' moves, or whole games in plain text or in PGN format instead of the graphical boards. They may need a different software to display the boards. For example ECTool is a right software for them.

Players can choose which piece set they want to use in their graphical boards generated by the chess server.

Piece set #1:
A B C D E F G H
8 . . . . . . . . 8
7 . . . . . . . . 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 . . . . . . . . 2
1 . . . . . . . . 1
A B C D E F G H

Piece set #2 (thanks to Gergo Macsi, mgrg@freemail.hu):

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Piece set #3 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #4 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #5 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #6 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #7 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #8 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #9 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #10 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #11 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #12 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #13 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #14 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #15 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #16 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #17 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #18 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #19 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #20 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #21 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #22 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #23 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #99 (also by Gergo Macsi):

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More piece sets may come in the future.


 
ELO Rating

Muscler An ELO rating is the result of statistical calculations designed to measure the playing strength of players. These methods were developed by Arpad Elo and are named after him. The ELO system is in almost universal use and has been further refined by others, notably Glicko, but is still named after its creator.

In devising the ELO scale, some premises were used that are worthy of note. It was decided that a rating of 2000 would be the equivalent to scoring 50% in a US Open Championship. It was also decided that a player's rating would never be negative.

Importantly, the standard deviation was fixed at 200 points. This means that if a player's true strength is 1500, he will score around 68% of his results within the range of 1400 to 1600 (as measured by performance formulae). Another result of fixing the standard deviation at 200 points is that it also defines playing categories. For example, most International Masters and Grandmasters are in the 2400 - 2600 category, most national masters in the 2200 - 2400 category. Those in the 2000 - 2200 category are called Experts, or Candidate Masters.
 
FEN Support

FEN is the abbreviation of the Forsyth-Edwards Notation, and it's fully supported in the club.
A FEN text contains one single textual line, which describes a setup of a game, and some other things about it.

In all the details please see here.

We can use FEN lines to start a game from a defined setup.
And for sending in our favorite chess problems also.
 
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